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04-10-2015- Morning Report- The economics of festivals
Airing on Thursday, April 10, 2015: Stocks in Asia are climbing a mountain of optimism. More on that. Plus, the Summit of the Americas takes place this weekend and is being called ‘historic’ because, for the first time, the presidents of Cuba and the U.S. will both attend. We look at a broader question though – what can the U.S. do, especially in economic terms, to retain influence in a fast-changing region? And Spring has yet to full take hold in many parts of the country and talking more about the dismal science wouldn't help. So, Marketplace's senior economics contributor Chris Farrell looked into a part of his beat that we hope is uplifting: the economics of festivals.…read more